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National Hotline Opens for Advice on Occupational HIV Exposure Prophylaxis

November 19, 1997

San Francisco General Hospital is now offering a free, 24-hour hotline -- The National Clinician's Post Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPLine) -- to clinicians in need of advice on how to best treat healthcare workers accidentally exposed to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. According to a University of California at San Francisco press release, PEPLine is open seven days a week and offers timely information on prophylaxis for occupational exposure. PEPline, which can be reached by calling 1-888-448-4911, is an outgrowth of the UCSF's Needlestick Hotline and National HIV Telephone Consultation Services.


The CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention makes this information available as a public service only. Providing this information does not constitute endorsement by the CDC. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse should be cited as the source. Copyright 1996, Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD



  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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